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Apple Watch steals show from biggest iPhone ever

Apple CEO Tim Cook and several other top execs today pulled the wraps off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and showed the company's long-awaited wearable -- the Apple Watch -- to a large audience in Cupertino, Calif.

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  • Development

    4 reasons to stick with Java -- and 4 reasons to dump it

    Java remains a critical technology that attracts intense interest and passion, as testified by the droves of developers gathered in San Francisco this week for JavaOne, the industry's major event dedicated to the language.

  • Networking

    Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

    Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

  • Security

    Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

    Human beings tend to take incremental change in stride. For example, the loaf of bread that was 50 cents a few decades ago that now costs $3 isn't a big deal to us because the price rose gradually and steadily year by year. What we aren't adapted for is exponential change. Which explains why we tend to be taken by surprise by developments that involve digital technologies, where order-of-magnitude improvements, driven by Moore's Law, occur continuously.

  • E-Commerce

    EBay spins off PayPal into separate company

    EBay's board of directors has approved a plan to separate the company's eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies next year.

  • Software

    European Commission details grounds for Apple tax probe

    The European Commission believes Apple could have received significant tax reductions from Irish authorities, and is focusing its investigation on tax rulings that favored two Apple subsidiaries, according to a newly revealed Commission document.

  • Grid & Cloud Computing

    Microsoft will offer locally hosted cloud services in India

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wooed India's government and banks on Tuesday with an offer to host cloud services including Azure and Office 365 in the country.

  • Mobile

    Pioneer's rearview mirror gives drivers cloud data

    If your car isn't smart and connected yet, Pioneer has a rearview mirror that can do the trick.

  • Mobile

    NTT DoCoMo launches sensor-laden kids' watch

    Japanese parents who want to keep close tabs on their kids will soon be able to wrap sensor-laden 3G watches on their wrists.

  • Mobile

    Apple's iPhone will go on sale in China on Oct. 17

    Apple's iPhone 6 will go on sale on Oct. 17 in mainland China, one of the biggest markets for the company, with high demand expected from existing iPhone users.

  • Security

    Greens seek to limit ASIO hacking powers

    Greens MP Adam Bandt will be seeking to amend a number of controversial provisions in the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, including a measure that could potentially allow ASIO to monitor an unlimited number of devices using a single computer access warrant

  • Security

    Privacy Commissioner battles Bash vulnerability

    Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is urging government agencies and businesses to protect their IT systems against the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability.

  • Security

    EPIC seeks enforcement action over Arizona data breaches

    A privacy watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against a community college district in Arizona that lost the personal data of 2.5 million students and employees in two data breaches.

  • Mobile

    China clears iPhone 6 for sale only after security tweaks

    China has effectively cleared the iPhone 6 for sale in the country, granting the product a license, but not before a government regulator demanded Apple make some security changes in the iOS operating system to fix suspected flaws in the software.

  • Security

    Kaspersky Lab appoints new APAC managing director

    Kaspersky Lab has hired a new Asia Pacific managing director, Peter Hewett, to replace Harry Cheung who retired in September.

  • Software

    Smart Sparrow wins Gates e-learning grant

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has selected Australian e-learning startup Smart Sparrow for a grant in a $20 million international competition to develop next-generation courseware.

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